Let your Richardson bankruptcy lawyer know if you’re filing for bankruptcy or even just thinking about it. You may need to inform your employer know as well under certain circumstances. To answer this question simply, you do not have to inform your employer you’ve filed for bankruptcy except under certain circumstances.
Situations in which you will have to inform your employer that you filed for bankruptcy include:
- if you filed a Chapter 13, and there will be a wage withholding, you’ll need to set that up with the help of your employer; and
- if the court has ordered an automatic repayment of dates, which again means your wages will be garnished, and you’ll need to set that up with your employer.
Other than under these two circumstances, you should not have to inform your employer of your bankruptcy. If your employer does find out, or you must reveal the fact, you cannot be fired as a result of your filling for bankruptcy per the Bankruptcy Code.
If an employer does attempt to fire you because you filed for bankruptcy, it may be possible to stop it from happening by contacting a lawyer. Some employers may not be aware that they cannot fire an employee for filing for bankruptcy.
Seek Help with Bankruptcy
If you have any additional questions and concerns or need guidance through the bankruptcy process, contact a Richardson bankruptcy lawyer at Warren & Migliaccio. An attorney can help you with a decision of whether filing for bankruptcy is right for you and can assist with the process. Call today at 888-584-9614 for a consultation.